Observation 49706: Cyptotrama Singer

When: 2010-06-21

Collection location: Bosque Eterno de Los Niños, Monteverde, Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available

Species Lists


Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz

Proposed Names

-70% (3)
Recognized by sight: Reticulate-wrinkled cap, bright color, growth on wood
7% (3)
Recognized by sight: The metuloids and non-globose, non-spiny spores point aways from Rhodotus, despite the growth on wood, orangey color, and netted/veined cap.
46% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: wrinkled cap, distant gills, tough rubbery texture slightly enlarged stipe base, on wood, bright color, cystidia
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-28 19:26:47 PDT (-0700)


At least all the generic proposals are in the same family… this bodes well for field taxonomy.

Fungi Fun
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2011-03-31 22:42:35 PDT (-0700)

Personally I have seen F. velutipes with a black stipe, also with a stipe that looks similar to these (see pictures). The one thing I have never seen with F. velutipes is lamellae like that, they have always looked nice and neat like in the pictures I am posting.

If you look closely you can see some similarities between the mushrooms in question and the pictures I am posting.

Notice the color of the stipe in this picture, it’s lighter in color.


The two pictures below shows the “typical” F. velutipes stipe.



The color of the pilei in this picture are somewhat similar to what is shown I think…key word being similar :)


One of the best pieces of information someone blessed me with was “Don’t expect every mushroom you find to be field guide perfect”

It might be a Flammulina
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-03-31 21:12:14 PDT (-0700)

I guess, but it’s definitely not F. velutipes

Skin on the cap is a match? I can’t find any pictures of that species that looks a bit like this cap…

These were bright orangish-red, not very sticky, very fresh and netted-reticulate (which make it look at least as much like Rhodotus as it does F. velutipes), not clustered.

The stipe has lines and a bit of very fine pruina, but not the dark based fuzziness of F. velutipes.

Also, the spores were not from a print, so spore color is really uncertain. And I don’t think Flammulina have metuloid cystidia…

This is as close as I find to draw a resembance:

Take a close look at the stem
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-03-31 20:59:04 PDT (-0700)

Whoever is so sure that these mushrooms are not Flamulina velutipes should take a close look at the stem and compare it to other obs of F. velutipes. The color is a match, skin on the cap is a match, the white gills with webbing between them is a match, and the smooth white spore is a match as far as I can tell. The wood substrate is also a match for F. velutipes, but the stem is what really gives it away.

They look a little dried out, which accounts for the wrinkled cuticle on the cap. These mushrooms don’t look anything at all like Rhodotus palmatus, the only described species of Rhodotus.

Spore 8-9 × 5-6 microns
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-04 11:00:20 PDT (-0700)

Metuloid cystidia also present!

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